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Police: 1 person dead in N. Illinois school bus crash; principal says students all survived

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One person died and dozens of elementary school children were taken to hospitals Friday after a school bus crash in northern Illinois that left two cars mangled and the bus on its side, authorities said. All 35 people aboard the bus survived the crash in Wadsworth, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. said.


Alabama police kill kidnapper and save boy

Jimmy Lee Dykes

Police in the US state of Alabama have killed a kidnapper, saving his five-year-old boy captive from the bunker where he had been held for six days. FBI agent Steve Richardson told a news conference Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, was killed after negotiations deteriorated. He had been keeping the boy, Ethan, in a storm shelter since last Tuesday after abducting him from a school bus and shooting dead the driver.


Miami-area child hit by bullet on school bus

A child has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot on a school bus in South Florida. Miami-Dade Police are investigating the Tuesday morning shooting in Homestead on a private bus for a Miami-area charter school. It's unclear whether the student was shot by someone on the bus or hit by a stray bullet.


Egyptian train hits school bus, 49 children killed

Egyptian security officials say grieving families in the central province of Assiut have cut off roads and denied the prime minister access to the scene of a train accident that killed at least 49 kindergartners....


7 teens charged with beating classmate unconscious

Seven central Florida teenagers were arrested after authorities said they punched and kicked a 13-year-old until she was unconscious while on a school bus.


School buses give ads a ride

School buses give ads a ride

As states scramble for revenue sources, a growing number are adding something new advertising on school buses.


21 kids, school bus-driving mayor hurt in wreck

21 kids, school bus-driving mayor hurt in wreck

Louisiana State Police say a tractor-trailer smashed into the back of a school bus driven by a local mayor after he stopped to pick up children, injuring 21 kids.


Missouri School Buses Crash, Kill 2 and Injure as Many as 50

Missouri School Buses Crash, Kill 2 and Injure as Many as 50

Two school buses loaded with children from a band camp collided with a tractor trailer on a Missouri highway today, killing at least two people and injuring as many as 50 others. Dozens are injured and two are dead after two buses and a tractor collide. Pictures from the scene show two large yellow school buses with front end damage and one of the buses rammed on top of the tractor trailer cab. An SUV is wedged underneath one of the buses.


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